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The computers listed below are the recommended by IS&T. For assistance with selecting a model, contact a presales consultant (617-253-1101).

The models, configurations, and prices are subject to change based on manufacturer's availability.

For purchasing information, see Hardware Recommendations.


iMac 21.5"
eCAT price for personal purchase with AppleCare: $1627
To purchase: Go to the MIT Apple online catalog.
MIT personal certificate required.

21.5 Inch iMac


  • 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 4MB L3 cache
  • 1920-by-1080 resolution
  • 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - (2x4GB)
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • Intel Iris Pro graphics
  • Optional external Superdrive
  • Four USB 3 ports
  • Two Thunderbolt port
  • SDXC card slot
  • Gigabit Ethernet / 802.11n WLAN
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Apple mouse
  • Apple keyboard with numeric keypad (English) and user's guide
  • Accessory kit
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • Includes AppleCare extended 3 year limited warranty


Optiplex 7010
eCAT price for personal purchase: $970
To purchase: Go to the Dell online catalog. You will see the MIT configurations on the Dell page for personal purchases.
MIT personal certificate required.

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  • i7-3770 (Quad Core, 3.40GHz, 8MB w/HD4000 Graphics)
  • 8GB, NON-ECC, 1600MHZ DDR3,2DIMM
  • 500GB 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s with 16MB DataBurst cache
  • 16x DVD±RW drive
  • Dell MS111 USB optical mouse
  • Dell KB212-B USB 104 Quiet Key keyboard (English)
  • Up to 90% efficient power supply
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • 3 Year Basic Hardware Service with 3 Year NBD limited onsite service after remote diagnosis